Difference Between Eastern and Western Architecture

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Acknowledgements
The process of writing this thesis brings a great pleasure to me. It really broadens my mind and enlarges my vision. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the School of Foreign Languages of Hainan University to give me such a good chance to know more about “Situational Context and Text Coherence” and many linguists who have made great effort on those themes related to my topic, so that I can show some of my humble views. I would especially like to give my heartiest thanks to Mrs B, my supervisor, who devotes herself to enlightening me on the specific patterns and styles; I am really obsessed with her brilliant guidance and earnest attitudes towards those which are taken charge of by her. Without her assistance and encouragement, this thesis would not have achieved its present form. Over the course of writing this thesis, I am more than grateful to my parents and sisters for their continuous love and care from beginning until the end of this thesis. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the support and encouragement from my manager, colleagues, friends and home fellows who stand by me for their assistance in stuff collection and suggestions leading to the success of this thesis. Last but not least I should thank Miss Liling from the College of Liberal Arts for her constructive views on how to improve and better organize it. I sincerely bow to all those who have been kind enough to help me, their subtle and fruitful arguments have benefited me a great deal. Whatever splendid words used here cannot show my sincere acknowledgements more.

Abstract
Architecture is a comprehensive art , is a solidification of the epic . Both ancient and spiritual civilization , human beings are a cultural form of speace . Architectural expression of a certain outlook on life ,cosmology , aesthetics and thus a comprehensive reflection of both the characteristics of the times is the concentrated expression of national culture . The difference between Chinese and western architectural forms , the performance of cultural differences . It reflects the difference between physicial and natural environment, social structure and morphology of the differences and the difference between the aesthetic realm .

Keywords : material; layout ; traditional values ; aesthetic

摘要
建筑是一门综合性艺术,是一部凝固了的史诗。无论古今中外,建筑都是人类物质文明和精神文明的一种空间文化形态。建筑表达着一定的人生观、宇宙观、审美观,因而既是时代特征的综合反映,也是民族文化的集中体现。中西建筑形式上的差别,是文化差别的表现。它反映了物质和自然环境的差别、社会结构形态的差别、人的思维方式的差别以及审美境界的差别。 关键词:材料;布局;传统观念;审美观念

Contents
Acknowledgements……………………………………………………………………………i Abstract(English)…………………………………………………………………………ii Abstract(Chinese)…………………………………………………………………………iii Contents………………………………………………………………………………………iv 1. Material differences……………………………………………………………………v 1.1Traditional Chinese architecture in wood-based materials……………………………….…v 1.2Dominated western architecture in stone ………………………………………………………...v 2.Layout of different architectural space ………………………………………………………………………………………v 2.1Chinese traditional architecture is the spatial pattern of closed groups 2.2Western architecture is open and the spatial pattern of the monomer 3. The development of different construction………………………………………vi 4.Differences in cultural values…………………………………………………….vii Reference ………………………………………………………………………………….ix

1.Material differences
Different building materials reflects the western material culture , philosophy difference . 1.1 Traditional Chinese architecture in wood-based materials . The history of ancient Chinese architecture form the royal palace to the homes of ordinary people , all are the civil word , it is said “the determine the China Building Technology , the structure of development .To civil as he material , the wall only as a means of division of space is generally not used for load-beraing . The structure of the wood...
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